CARSON, Calif. - Chivas USA played to a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls in a preseason exhibition held this morning at The Home Depot Center's Track and Field Stadium. Chivas USA took the lead twice in the match through trialist Laurent Merlin and Chivas USA forward Matt Taylor, only to see the scoreline twice evened by the visitors, on goals from Todd Dunivant and Jozy Altidore. A full match report is below.
With its April 7 season opener less than a month away, Chivas USA plays its next preseason exhibition, versus rivals Real Salt Lake, this Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. PT at Granada Hills High School in Granada Hills, California. The match marks Chivas USA's first appearance in the San Fernando Valley, and the kick-off of Chivas USA's partnership with Southern California youth powerhouse Real So Cal. Tickets, starting at just $10, are on sale via www.quakessoccer.com.
Real Salt Lake - including stars Jeff Cunningham, Eddie Pope, Jason Kreis and Freddy Adu - arrived Wednesday afternoon in Southern California and will train Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Granada Hills High School. On Friday, Real Salt Lake is scheduled to train at 10:00 a.m. at Cal State Northridge. Chivas USA, for its part, continues to train at The Home Depot Center's University Field 1 at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. For more information, please visit www.cdchivasusa.com or contact Chivas USA Communications.
Chivas USA 2:2 New York Red Bulls
MLS Preseason Exhibition - 14 March 2007 - 10:00 a.m. PT
The Home Depot Center, Track and Field Stadium - Carson, California
CHV - Laurent Merlin (Ante Razov) 9
NYR - Todd Dunivant (Claudio Reyna) 53
CHV - Matt Taylor (Jorge Barrera) 69
NYR - Jozy Altidore (Marvell Wynne) 72
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Brad Guzan; Orlando Pérez (Jorge Barrera 46), Claudio Suárez (C), Jason Hernández, Lawson Vaughn; Francisco Mendoza, Jesse Marsch (Erasmo Solórzano 75), Sacha Kljestan (Takuya Yamada 60), Amado Guevara (John Cunliffe 60); Ante Razov (Maykel Galindo 60), Laurent Merlin (Matt Taylor 60).
Chivas USA Head Coach: Preki Radosavljevic.
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Jon Conway; Eric Denton (John Wolyniec, 46), Todd Dunivant, Taylor Graham, Marvell Wynne; Seth Stammler, Dema Kovalenko, Dave van den Bergh, Claudio Reyna (C); Dane Richards (Sinisa Ubiparapovic, 70), Jozy Altidore.
New York Red Bulls Head Coach: Bruce Arena.
Referee: Ian Anderson
Assistants: Fabio Tovar; Frank Anderson
Weather: Clear, 68°F / 20°C